Sancerre "Comte de la Perrière" 2011 - Domaine de la Perrière

Grapes used for the elaboration of this high end Sancerre comes from two parcels containing a high proportion of flint, which gives high quality wines with a very mineral aspect. The result is very fresh, concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with subtle and complex citrus and peaches aromas. Absolutely perfect with fish and with goat cheese. We definitely recommend it if you want to discover a sophisticated Sancerre.

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Grapes used for the elaboration of this high end Sancerre comes from two parcels containing a high proportion of flint, which gives high quality wines with a very mineral aspect. The result is very fresh, concentrated Sauvignon Blanc with subtle and complex citrus and peaches aromas. Absolutely perfect with fish and with goat cheese. We definitely recommend it if you want to discover a sophisticated Sancerre.
    
Wine CharacteristicsTasting and cellaring
DomainDomaine de la PerrièreEyeBright yellow with green notes
Vintage2011Nose Fine, well-balanced, fruity wine with aromas of citrus and gun flint
AppellationSancerreMouthOn the palate, this wine is fat, marked by quite mature, supple and
AreaLoire Valley sophisticated substance
ColourWhiteDrink fromNow
GrapesSauvignon Blanc (100%)Drink before2015
TypeDryOpen Open and drink
  Drinking temperature12°C
    
Food pairing
Ideal with grilled river fish with lemon or goat cheese like Crottin de Chavignol
    
A word about the domain
Le Domaine de la Perrière is the flagship of the house in Sancerre, where the Sauvignon Blanc grape produces pure and mineral whites from different parcels. A small proportion of Pinot Noir is also grown for their red Sancerre. The winery is located in a 200 million years old cave that still echoes the memory of generations of troglodytes who lived in this place. Today, all this rock offers ideal conditions for raising wines from the 43 hectares. So great wines definitely worth every penny and a domain worth a visit if you happen to be in Sancerre!
    
What experts say
About the domain
Bettane & Dessauve: 1* (good production)

About the wine
Bettane & Dessauve: 15
"This "Earl de la Perrière", coming from a flint soil, does not steal its nobility and its sharp citrus background can prove its aristocracy"

Gault&Millau: 14.5/20
"A Sancerre which is characterized by its freshness and its fine mineral and citrus aromas on the nose and the palate, where the vivacity and zest citrus are fully expressed. This wine will partner beautifully with fish with lemon."
    
And finally for the wine geeks…
SoilSilica
Age of vines20 years old
HarvestManual
MaturingStainless steel vats
Ageing5 months on fine lees
Production10,000 bottles
BottledMarch 2012
Alcohol12.5%

 

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